School of English and Drama

Upcoming Events

The School of English and Drama hosts and organises a wide variety of lectures, workshops, conferences, and seminars.

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  • 14 March 2019 Seth Rudy (Rhodes)
  • 28 March 2019 Clare Walker Gore (Cambridge)
  • 23 May 2019 Dennis Denisoff (Tulsa)

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  • 13 March 2019 Dr. Alison Jeffers (University of Manchester) CANCELLED
  • 27 March 2019 Dr. Cristina Deldago (University of Glasgow)

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Writing Embodiment: Senses and Situations in Victorian Literature - Wednesday 20 March 2019

Come join us to celebrate the recent publication of three monographs by three Victorianist scholars here at Queen Mary: Professor Catherine Maxwell's Scents and Sensibility: Perfume in Victorian Literary Culture (2017), awarded the 2018 ESSE Book Prize for Literatures in the English Language, Dr Matthew Ingleby's Nineteenth-Century Fiction and the Production of Bloomsbury: Novel Grounds (2018), and Dr Heather Tilley's Blindness and Writing: From Wordsworth to Gissing (2017).

Drinks and refreshments will be provided.


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Diversity and DIY Publishing: Readings and Q&A with Sabeena Akhtar, Raisa Hassan, Nikesh Shukla - Monday 25 March 2019

Join Sabeena Akhtar, Raisa Hassan, and Nikesh Shukla for an inspiring evening of readings and conversation. As well as sharing some recent and brand-new work, our three speakers will discuss their different routes into writing and editing, and will explore the possibilities and challenges of entering the publishing world today. The readings will be followed by Q&A.


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Drama Futures - Thursday 28 March 2019

  • What do you do in a Drama degree? 
  • Will I make theatre?
  • What qualifications would I need to apply?
  • What careers can studying Drama lead to?

Join students and tutors from Queen Mary University of London for a twilight session at Half Moon that will develop your Drama skills and help you to find out more about Drama at university.

Please email Beccy Allen to book :

Half Moon Theatre




Mad Hearts: The Arts and Mental Health - 17-18 May 2019

A two day conference organised by the Arts and Culture Strategy and the MSc Creative Arts and Mental Health at Queen Mary.

This two-day conference explores productive, radical, contemporary encounters between the arts and mental health, bringing together clinical, artistic and research perspectives that offer a re-interpretation of contemporary mental health science and practice.

Please email Maria Turri to book :

Mile End Campus | ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre

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